Most Difficult School Grades

The Top Ten

1 7th grade

I am currently in 7th grade, they spoon feed you and act like middle school is going to be easy in 6th grade. Over the summer some drama starts and carries on into 7th grade. To make things worse, the teachers that you liked last year became worse and the bad teachers get even worse. The work becomes a lot harder and they expect you to do it in little time. They don't grade anything either to make life worse. You then become depressed and stressed out, your probably also going through puberty at this point. The teachers make everything seem easy when they really just want to sit on you. Good Luck 6th graders who are going to 7th grade!

7th grade in my opinion is the hardest. In 6th grade they treat you like a baby because it is the first year of middle school but when you get to 7th grade they expect you to know EVERYTHING! Everything changes, you have a test every week and so much homework that you sleep at 11:00 because you also have sports! The tests are overall very hard and they are worth not a lot of points that cause you to get a D even if you miss 4. 7th grade is also hard because the tests are very hard and they give you like a week to study for 3 tests and finish a project. This is my opinion and if people disagree that is okay because they go to a different school and all schools are different. Good Luck to incoming 7th graders!

It was awkward due to puberty and me getting my first boyfriend, but easy academically. I barely got homework that year and all of my teachers were nice

I hated 7th grade. I had to move out of my state which I'm not saying and the school I went to was the WORST! Thank GOD I only stayed there for a year and moved back to the school I went for 6th grade (which was great and I recently graduated 8th grade there). I didn't really like my teachers except four of them and the kids in my grade (well, girls because it was an all-girls school) were very annoying with some exceptions (the exceptions were kids I liked and had things in common with me but I didn't hang out with them because I never knew what they were talking about; I still regret that). I also had one of the worst teachers there. My dance teacher (yeah, dance was a mandatory class, sad). She laughed at me when I messed something up and almost poured water on me when I said (well kind of corrected) to her about the time when we were going to present or group choreographed dances. The good thing was that I never made any enemies in 7th grade. I had the most enemies in my 8th grade ...more

2 11th grade

"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here"

Stress for college starts picking up and you have to recover from all of you past mistakes throughout high school. Socially it's atrocious because all the students of your class are either suffering early senioritis or disgustingly stressed and competitive. It's also when you're almost an adult, but you still have to deal with being treated as a teenager who thinks they know everything but are actually too dumb to function. It's the worse year because of pressure academically: socially, and mentally.

11th grade has to be the hardest grade because it is what determines your class rank when you graduate and your ACT and SAT scores start to become recognized, as well as colleges looking at your grades before admission. This makes 11th grade harder than 12th because generally by 12th grade, you should have already gotten into the college you wanted to.

This grade determines whether you are meant to be a college student or work in a skilled trade field. Your grades are the most crucial in this year and you have to do well on the SAT/ACT exams along with trying to stand out from the crowd with your extracurricular activities.

3 8th grade

The thought of starting high school scared the living crap out of me

You're awkward, no one likes you, homework takes forever, good grades are the only thing that matter, you're stressed about high school, IT SUCKS. In 7th grade, the grades just don't matter as much.

The eighth grade is the worst! I get so confused during class. Teachers never explain anything. They think you're big now, so you should research when doing homework what THEY were supposed to teach you! My brother told me: "Enjoy the eighth grade, you never get homework! " OH OH OH! GUESS WHAT?! I GET ABOUT SIX HOURS OF HOMEWORK. Here: Religion (yes we have that): Finish three pages (questions) and read (other three pages) OKAY THAT'S EASY! LET'S GET TO THE HARD STUFF: Math: Copy everything you did about your final job in computer by hand onto paper (there were more than 15 pages) with illustrations and examples (which are pretty hard). Paper for tomorrow (it was a paper filled with exercises we weren't even taught in class! ) And copy your exam into your notebook, answer it right, and write what you got wrong and why. Foreign language (this one was pretty easy too): Write a comment about the book you read in Word and print it for your final job. History: Study everything we have ...more

I am in 8th grade currently and it is the hardest year I've had so far. We have about four tests every week, and they are very hard to get good grades on or even pass. One grade in my tech class took me down from a 96 to an 82 and I have been trying to pull it up for about a month. I'm at a 88 now and it has taken me so many 100s and so much work to pull it up.

4 10th grade

I'm having constant projects and I haven't had a single break since the beginning of the year, I just finished a group project and so far we've had around 4 the entire year. I have tests in almost all of my classes. For some reason a book report in health which has no reason to be there. And constant tests and vocabulary. I didn't have a fall break, and I got sick due to staying up to a straight 24 hours with no break only doing homework. I then had an allergic reaction and this past thanksgiving break, I've had to read near 50+ pages every single day of this book for health.

I would like to describe 10th grade in one word which is "horrible". I really feel pissed off in 10th because I can't have the fun which I want to. I am always burdened with homeworks in each and every subject as well as tremendous amounts of projects to finish within a limited time frame. The worst part is that the teachers can't lessen the homework for even one day. 10th grade SUCKS!

I have to spend at least five hours doing homework every night and the weekends are even worse. I had a break off from school for one week and I spent the entire break doing homework. On each day of the break I worked for at least ten hours.

I also took US History when I was in the 10th grade. Most of it wasn't too hard for me, except the parts where I had to write a paper on a specific topic.

5 12th grade

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
One cannot be brave who has no fear.
And of course...
The only thing we have to fear...
Is college afterwards.

This should be #1. I had several anxiety attacks during my senior year of high school.

The hardest grade ever! So hard, I'm not even in this grade.

You have to apply for colleges which is a pain

6 9th grade

This year just sucks, period. Being single, tough classes, quarantine, annoying kids, etc. I can’t wait until this year is over

Freshman year is basically every year in high school but the hardest thing for everybody is the transition because in our middle school you didn't have to do the homework and you would still pass ( I didn't do my homework at all for the last 5 months and ended up with a 3.4) and every year is the same amount of homework just that it's harder, and there are a lot more projects that you have to do

Loads of upperclassmen hate Freshman and its a hard transition from middle school so grades drop a ton.

Its really hard to transition from top dog at the middle school, to a freshman target in high school. In my opinion after 9th you are used of the rules of high school and how everything works.

7 6th grade

Well my current grade 6th grade is pretty hard about 8.5/10 on a hardness scale. In 5th grade, they said the stuff that we learned was important for the next year as if 6th grade was a review of 5th (It's not!).
Teachers are a very mixed bag in this grade. Sometimes you will get a good bunch and sometimes a bad bunch, however, I think there will never be all ones you don't or do like. With the work, currently, I did some math to figure out that on average, we get 7.2 assignments a day in the later year. Earlier on in the year we get 5-6. As the year progresses, the assignments get harder. Language arts is a hard subject in 6th grade, and so is writing, because that is where the school puts most of the work for some reason. You have to be like a speed runner to finish all the work at school, which requires a lot of practice, but it is a good investment of time. That is my honest opinion on my current year, 6th grade.

I had to do several assignments and its hard to maintain a social life because you have to worry about all your classes while trying to make new friends. 6th grade- 0 stars

It was hard both academically and socially. My literature teacher literally made us write 30-page essays in one week and I got into a huge fight with my best friend

6th grade was hard because my school only gives scholarships to people who got all A+'s each semester in 3rd-5th grades. I am very smart for my age so I got accepted in, over the summer we had to read 200 books with 300 or more pages and if you did not read those books you would have to spend 8 hours after school cleaning the school from top to bottom. Luckily, I am quick reader, so I finished reading the books 2 weeks before school started. There is also an elementary school but it is not for the advanced kids, then if you get A+'s in all subjects in grades 3-5 you get to move on the middle school and high school. I went to Crockett Elementary School before middle school so I was not prepared for a 40,000 dollar a year school. Apparently the school that I went to in 6th grade checked every single kid in the county's grades when they were in 3rd grade just to see if they were in the running, then they would check the kids who got all A+'s in 3rd grade for each semester would check the ...more

8 5th grade

I'm currently in this grade and it's getting harder due to the pandemic.

5th grade is a medium-hard 7/10 hard year with its ups and downs just like 6th grade. With about 3-5 assignments a day, most of the assignments were not hard, and took less than 15 minutes. As the year progresses, the amount of assignments increases a little bit to about 4-6 a day, but it is not that big of an increase. Very possible to get all work done in school.

God damn I hate 5th grade we have this book report we have to do over Christmas break I mean come on why can't I just chill and have a good time but hell no. Also there's so much drama over estupito stuff like I don't have time for drama. Also there are straight up weird people ngl. I have 5 more months until my misery ends. I wish I could burn 5th grade but that's physically I'm possible. When I leave 5th grade I will be so much happier.

The sheer difference between 5th and 4th grade made me slip up and have grades fall. In the first month my math grade was an 83, and all prior grades were 90+ the whole year.

9 3rd grade

It's Hard I hated it I felt so lonely although my grades are still good expect all of my friends were in different classes and I got into fights it was terrible

3rd graders are evil. And don't say u wernt because you probably were

Cough cough we had this nosy teacher in yr 4 (3rd grade) and also she sucked

Yes, 3rd grade was the hardest for me. back then in third grade, I was hanging with the wrong crowd, so that lowered my grades, and my mom would work late so I had to stay with my brother and at the time he was like 2 or 3, but thank God somehow I got a 4 on both reading and math

10 4th grade

4th grade gets a medium hard 6/10, a big step from the 3rd grade, and a lot less of the work is fun work. It is very possible once again to finish all the work at school, There are 5-7 assignments a day but most take less than 10 minutes so it is pretty close to the 5th grade, a little less though. It's hard in the beginning, but if you are reading this and are gonna be in the grade soon, you can make it through.

I'm in 6th grade and 4th grade was just harder than 6th grade now because it's difficult for me to understand.

4th grade is really hard but I have an amazing teacher! I still don't get problem s on Khon Academy like this 9 divided by 15.

4th grade sucked but I met the CUTEST boy ever! I might be 9 but it just sucked not all but mostly all the HOMEWORK

The Contenders

11 Kindergarten

Kindergarten is so easy, you just do very simple schoolwork, and you only get 1 page of homework, or none at all. Also, kindergarten kids at my school were really sweet and nice (I don't know about other schools)

This is the only item that should be taken off this list. Kindergarten is the easiest grade. Well for me.

Difficult because they are so young and have short attention spans, but they are also amazing kids, But if you're not a very patient person this is not the grade for you

This shouldn't be on the list but I see what is meant. If you didn't go to pre school especially, being little and knowing nothing this can be tough.

12 1st grade

Yea agreed about turd graders. Also, my life just wasn't very good then!

I know this is a most hardest grade list but I have to say it:
My class itself wasn't hard, it was mostly my teacher, she was so mean. For example, in the class if we did something bad, our partents would be called. Anyway while I was reading a book, I stopped to buckle my shoe back up. And guess what happened? My teacher said she was gonna have to call my partents.
So that was a GREAT day! :(

Stuff I learned in first grade:
2+3=5
3-2=5
7+2=9
A bunch of other pointless math problems
How to make an A
And of course, third graders are mean.

They are just learning to read. Yet they are expected to take all the things they have learned, pull them together to read, comprehend and then be able to write about it independently.

13 13th grade

I'm in 13th grade at my high school. My teachers call it a super senior. I'll be in 14th grade next year.

It's definitely hard to pass a grade that doesn't exist

This should be higher, I mean, 13th grade is one of the highest, in my year 6 class, (I am English) they have to learn algebra. But it’s funny that 13th grade is at 13th lol

Guess you could call freshman year of college 13th Grade

14 2nd grade

We had to do 100 math problems in one minute and it was so stressful

Eh, I'm in 6th grade now and for me 2nd grade was only mildly hard, but it was also pretty fun.

I voted this and how is KINDERGARTEN harder?

What this is the best grade is you have my teacher she adds fun stuff into school like pizza and movies etc. she makes school more fun than what you are thinking anyway we have M.M Monday's and F and F Friday's with math stuff I like it and instead of friday we take spelling tests on Thursday and her fridays are either boring finish work fridays or super fun fridays she is the best teacher to have

15 Preschool

! I just finished preschool and it was the hardest thing ever! I can't believe I actually survived it! Like, we literally had to sit there and play with toys all day!

Its like sioi hard! I'm 5 and I was preschool Kidd last year. Liek we had 2 do super hard stuff like play with toys and draw picture!
(In case you couldn't tell, this was sarcasm, I am 11 and in 6th grade and preschool is the easiest thing ever)

All I remember was that the teacher was evil to me and the others (mostly me) because the kids were learning to speak and I was-it's long ago I cannot remember anything.

I'm sure many people would rather be Preschool age again, and do the easiest studies ever. TOYS! No exams, no essays, no homework and no nightmare subjects that are too hard for you while the "know it alls" say "Its very important! Learn to get the best job or you will be going to McDonalds."